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Amount 1.3 Review

There are quite a few conversion tools in the App Store. They all work to some degree, providing accurate conversions of different units of measure. However, while technically sound calculations are important, so too is a good interface and intuitive design so that users will actually want to use the app when they need a quick conversion. That's why Amount is such an impressive app -- managing to provide both of these much-needed components for a conversion app.

Amount opens with a calculator for you to enter a number of your choice. You are then given a menu of … Read more

How big is your footprint?

A carbon footprint measures the amount of greenhouse gases that we put out into the atmosphere via transportation, electricity use, and other daily activities. Carbon Footprint Calculator is a Google Desktop Gadget that lets users easily tabulate their carbon footprints, as well as the number of trees that would need to be planted in order to offset it.

The program appears as an attractive rectangle within Google Desktop. The gadget's text invites users to calculate their carbon footprint by clicking on the word Start, and it then walks users through a series of questions about their energy consumption. Users … Read more

Simple invoice maker

Excel Invoice Template provides a simple way to whip up an invoice in Microsoft's Excel spreadsheet program. This template leaves room for all the important information in billing. It may be the perfect answer for certain business people.

The program's interface will be familiar to frequent Excel users. Its spreadsheet design is full of new graphics, but it functions just like many will remember. Unfortunately, you'll have to learn by experimenting because there's no Help file. Fortunately, the program is easy to figure out. You simply enter your company's name and address in the appropriate … Read more